Millikan’s Overlook and Buzzard’s Roost - Fall Creek Falls State Park, TN
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N 35° 40.789 W 085° 22.082
16S E 647683 N 3949663
Quick Description: Millikan’s Overlook and Buzzard’s Roost, Fall Creek Falls State Park, TN
Location: Tennessee, United States
Date Posted: 12/13/2011 6:26:30 PM
Waymark Code: WMDACA
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member lumbricus
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Millikan’s Overlook is one of the most inspiring vistas found in Fall Creek Falls State Park. It is named in honor of Dr. Glen Millikan, Vanderbilt physiologist, who fell to his death in a climbing accident in May , 1947. This point faces northward into Cane Creek Gulf. As you look into the deep gulf, and Piney Creek Gulf to your left, let your mind wander. Try to imagine this area thousands of years ago as a tiny stream meandered across the hard sandstone rock, exposed near the top of the gulf, and gradually cut down to the existing stream bed below. If only the majestic hemlock and yellow poplar found in the gulf could talk – what a story they could tell.

Just to your right, a short trail leads to Buzzard’s Roost. If you’re looking for a nice quiet place to “re-create”, take the short walk and enjoy the stiff wind in your face. There is a good chance a “buzzard” may fly by to investigate.

In memory of David H Nabi, young naturalist.
Describe - Highway or Road number: Fall Creek Falls Loop Drive

Closest town or city: Spencer, TN

Number of parking spots available: 5

Winter View: yes

Summer View: yes

Year around access ?: yes

Comfort station on site: no

Is a photo of an "Information Sign"included?: Yes

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